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I’m Rafa Sales Ross, a proud Brazilian film journalist and programmer currently living in Scotland. I have a Master’s in Film and Visual Culture and have been researching the portrait of suicide on film for almost a decade, with my thesis focussing on the representation of self-killing in the Academy Awards.
With work published in English and Portuguese on Total Film, Little White Lies, The Playlist, Glamour Brazil, The Skinny, The Quietus and more, my specialities include the exploration of death, existence and legacy in film. You can also find me regularly writing about Latin American Cinema and cinematic portrayals of sex work.
I also work as a host and have moderated Q&As and panels for the likes of Filmhouse and Birds Eye View. I’ve attended the Glasgow Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival as an invited speaker and covered prestigious festivals such as Venice, Toronto, Sundance, SXSW, Berlinale, and London.
I have extensive experience in Community-focused programming and am currently the Community Engagement and Learning Manager at Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen’s only independent cinema, where I have launched initiatives such as our successful Queer Film Club and have produced and delivered seasons around themes such as Deaf representation on film.
When not working, you can find me next to my beloved cats, Clifford and Oliver.